Avengers: Endgame will continue with the fan-service of Infinity War and give the Marvel faithful certain things they’ve been waiting years to see. One example is that we know that, after a decade of needing Tony Stark to save her, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts will finally get her own Iron Man armor and transition into her comic book alter ego Rescue.
A leaked photo from the set of Endgame gave us a partial shot of the Rescue suit and some talented fan artists have attempted to recreate the full thing from that, but now we have our first look at the complete costume thanks to these leaked images of some action figures. The prototype models don’t yet have heads attached, so we still don’t have a glimpse of the helmet, but we do get the rest of the armor (along with a look at a number of other costumes, all of which you can check out in the gallery below).
The sleek design for Pepper’s new suit, which swaps Iron Man’s signature red and gold for purple and silver, appears to be drawn fairly closely from the Rescue Armor Model 3 from the comics, created back in 2015. In the source material, the armor was designed by an A.I. of Tony in order for her to combat the real Tony who’d been turned evil by a magical spell. Suffice it to say, we don’t expect this storyline to play out in the movie.
However, fans may have worked out what use Pepper will have for the Rescue suit in Endgame. The trailer depicted Iron Man stranded in space with no hope of rescue. The pervading theory is that his fiancee will take it upon herself to save Stark, perhaps with the aid of Rocket to help her navigate her way through the stars.
Chalk that up as speculation for now, but we’ll get to see Rescue – with her head attached, hopefully – when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.